Global Patent Index - EP 2985002 A1

EP 2985002 A1 20160217 - CATHETER WITH VARIABLE ARCUATE DISTAL SECTION

Title (en)

CATHETER WITH VARIABLE ARCUATE DISTAL SECTION

Title (de)

KATHETER MIT VERSTELLBAREM BOGENFÖRMIGEN DISTALEN ABSCHNITT

Title (fr)

CATHETER DOTE D'UNE SECTION DISTALE ARQUEE VARIABLE

Publication

EP 2985002 A1 20160217 (EN)

Application

EP 15179939 A 20120629

Priority

  • US 201113174742 A 20110630
  • EP 12174272 A 20120629

Abstract (en)

A catheter includes an elongated body, a distal assembly with a shape-memory member defining a generally circular form, and a control handle adapted to actuate a deflection puller wire for deflecting a portion of the elongated body, and a contraction wire for contracting the generally circular form. The generally circular form which carries at least one ring electrode has an off-edge configuration relative to the elongated body such that a longitudinal axis of the elongated body does not intersect the circumference of the circular form and the generally circular form spirals about the longitudinal axis of the elongated body. Moreover, the circular form can have an on-axis configuration such that the longitudinal axis of the elongated body is axially aligned with a central longitudinal axis of the circular form, or an off-axis configuration such that these axes are axially offset from each other. In a more detailed embodiment, the catheter has a distal assembly with a helical form or a crescent form carrying a plurality of irrigated ablation ring electrodes and a plurality of smaller ring electrodes adapted for impedance recording or PV potential recording. A support member with shape memory extends through the distal assembly to provide the helical or crescent form. The support member has a varying stiffness along its length, for example, a decreasing stiffness toward a distal end of the support member. The support member can also be hollow so that it can receive a mandrel whose stiffness is greater than that of the support member.

IPC 8 full level

A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61N 1/05 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

A61B 5/0538 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 5/287 (2021.01 - EP US); A61B 5/6857 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 18/1492 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 5/062 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2017/00867 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/00029 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/00214 (2013.01 - US); A61B 2018/00351 (2013.01 - US); A61B 2018/00357 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/00375 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/00577 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/00821 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/00839 (2013.01 - US); A61B 2018/00875 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/1407 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/1432 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/1435 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2018/1467 (2013.01 - EP US); A61B 2034/2051 (2016.02 - EP US); A61B 2034/2063 (2016.02 - EP US); A61B 2090/065 (2016.02 - EP US); A61B 2217/007 (2013.01 - EP US)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 2540245 A1 20130102; EP 2540245 B1 20150812; AU 2012203756 A1 20130117; AU 2012203756 B2 20150709; CA 2781924 A1 20121230; CA 2781924 C 20191231; CN 102846374 A 20130102; CN 102846374 B 20160817; EP 2985002 A1 20160217; IL 220395 A 20180731; IL 220395 D0 20121031; JP 2013013726 A 20130124; JP 2017051795 A 20170316; JP 2019181280 A 20191024; JP 6071272 B2 20170201; JP 6821756 B2 20210127; RU 2012127341 A 20140120; RU 2542088 C2 20150220; US 2013006238 A1 20130103; US 2016128771 A1 20160512; US 9220433 B2 20151229; US 9717559 B2 20170801

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 12174272 A 20120629; AU 2012203756 A 20120627; CA 2781924 A 20120628; CN 201210236111 A 20120629; EP 15179939 A 20120629; IL 22039512 A 20120614; JP 2012146541 A 20120629; JP 2016247700 A 20161221; JP 2019142998 A 20190802; RU 2012127341 A 20120629; US 201113174742 A 20110630; US 201514981381 A 20151228